Articles From : bjgreen
In 1916 the local papers warned about an X-rated movie named "Purity" that was filmed in Montecito.
The Santa Barbara newspaper in 1912 detailed an interesting story of electricians being chased off an ostrich farm at State and Islay Streets.
In 1912, a trained burro stole the scene during a movie being filmed in Hope Ranch.
Many SB folks know about the “Flying A” building on the corner of Mission and Chapala, but this is something else.
Santa Barbara’s very own movie company was featured in a 1915 magazine titled "In Motion Picture Land," which called it one of the most attractive studios in California.
Even movie stars over 100 years ago drove a spiffy set of wheels.
One hundred years ago, movie studios had neither budget nor equipment for special effects, so they leapt into action to film disasters such as shipwrecks and use them in a film.